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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: Lumpy Lawn Reply with quote

We seeded our lawn in Spring of last year and at the time we didn't roll it as we had heard conflicting opinions about this. The grass grew well and patchy bits were dealt with easily enough. However we have noticed as the level of the topsoil has fallen it has left lumpy, uneven parts in the lawn. We have 3 kids, 2 dogs hens ducks etc. and are not fussy about how it looks. I would like a fairly even lawn though and wonder if there's an easy(ish) solution?

Would there be any good in rollering it now, or is it way too late for this?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit late maybe.!!!!! Rolling it now might compact it to much, depending on the weight of roller.!!!!!!!! If you do roll it use a spikier or aerator to keep roots health.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps you can top dress it?

you can sweep a layer over your lawn using a brush - it won't get it dead straight, but will fill depressions.

Or you can put a heavier layer of top dressing, and dragging a heavy plank of wood of wood (tied with rope on either end)

I would recommend for both solutions to have no/little traffic till the grass grows through - so it may be an idea to cordon off sections.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By top dressing it, I take it that after applying the top soil and 'sweeping' it, I would then have to seed that area again?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not necessarily.
A light top dressing will allow the existing grass to grow up through it.
you may have to lightly top dress on a few occasions/seasons to remove the lumps to your satisfaction though.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try this, but unfortunately we have a large lawn and it would take a lot for of top dressing to sort it all out. I'll maybe start with the most noticeable dips. Somehow I think I'll just have to like it & lump it!!
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